WASHINGTON (QHA) -

US President Barack Obama signed a decree on the extension of sanctions against Russia until March 6, 2017. Obama said that sanctions were imposed in March 2014 in response to the annexation of the Crimean peninsula by Russian troops, says a statement published on the White House’s website.

As Russia continues to carry out actions that threaten Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and security, the sanctions will be extended for another year.

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